CEO's Blog

  • A Year of Transformation; a Hunger for Innovation

    By Gregory Miller President/CEO Penn-Mar Human Services   They say if time moves quickly you must be having a good time (or getting older!). If true, 2018 must have been the best of times for Penn-Mar, a fast-paced year brimming… Read More

  • Exploring Business Ownership for People with Disabilities

    By Gregory Miller President/CEO Penn-Mar Human Services   The designation of October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is both timely and significant. It underscores the U.S. Department of Labor’s commitment to ensure an American workforce for Americans of… Read More

  • Valuing Our People is Our Top Priority

    By Gregory Miller President/CEO Penn-Mar Human Services   DSP Recognition Week, celebrated September 9-15, recognizes the dedication and accomplishments of outstanding Direct Support Professionals and their vital contributions to communities across the country. Here at Penn-Mar, managers and administrators have… Read More

  • A Nationally Recognized Investment in Staff

    By Gregory Miller President/CEO Penn-Mar Human Services   A few weeks ago I had the honor of standing in front of some 500 people at the 2018 Reinventing Quality Conference in Baltimore where I accepted a national award that recognized… Read More

  • Sharing Innovative Practices to Benefit All

    By Gregory Miller President/CEO Penn-Mar Human Services   I recently returned from the American Association of Intellectual Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) Conference in St. Louis where I was invited to participate in a work group that was addressing a topic of… Read More

  • Designing and Right Sizing Penn-Mar’s Future

    By Gregory Miller President/CEO Penn-Mar Human Services   Penn-Mar Human Services is known for leading the industry with innovative community-based supports as well as an Employment First focus for individuals with disabilities. But we are just as passionate about providing… Read More

  • Out and About in the Community

    By Gregory Miller President/CEO Penn-Mar Human Services   The now popular person-centered approach to supporting individuals with disabilities is not a new one to leadership and staff at Penn-Mar. But it continually informs what we do here to ensure that… Read More

  • Building Supports for Adults with Autism

    By Gregory Miller President/CEO Penn-Mar Human Services   If it seems like you’re hearing about more children you know being diagnosed with autism, it’s because autism now affects 1 in 59 children in the U.S., and in some states, like… Read More

  • Why Advocacy Matters

    By Gregory Miller President/CEO Penn-Mar Human Services   I’m a firm believer that advocacy is not a sprint. It’s a marathon requiring never-ending education and persistence. Seats in the legislature are continually turning over and new lawmakers come into Annapolis… Read More

  • Changing the World

    By Gregory Miller President/CEO Penn-Mar Human Services   Perhaps you’ve heard about Amy Wright, the mother of two children with Down Syndrome who was recently named CNN’s 2017 Hero of the Year. Wright and her husband opened a coffee shop… Read More